Torra di Micalona

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Tower of Micalona
Native name
Corsican: Torra di Micalona
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Coordinates 41°42′34″N 8°50′3″E / 41.70944°N 8.83417°E / 41.70944; 8.83417Coordinates: 41°42′34″N 8°50′3″E / 41.70944°N 8.83417°E / 41.70944; 8.83417
Built Second half 16th century
Architect unknown
Torra di Micalona is located in Corsica
Torra di Micalona
Location of Tower of Micalona in Corsica

The Tower of Micalona (Corsican: Torra di Micalona) is a Genoese tower located in the commune of Meria on the west coast of the Corsica.

The tower was one of a series of coastal defences constructed by the Republic of Genoa between 1530 and 1620 to stem the attacks by Barbary pirates.[1]

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  1. ^ Graziani, Antoine-Marie (2000). "Les ouvrages de défense en Corse contre les Turcs (1530-1650)". In Vergé-Franceschi, Michel; Graziani, Antoine-Marie. La guerre de course en Méditerranée (1515-1830) (in French). Paris: Presses de l'Université Paris IV-Sorbonne. pp. 73–144. ISBN 2-84050-167-8.